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How to Watch MLS in Week 27, TV and Streaming Listings

Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View

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Three Big Storylines:

  1. Atlanta United finally move into their new home on Sunday when they host FC Dallas in the first ever match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta have played fewer games than any team in MLS with 24 due to their home schedule being very back loaded to take advantage of the new stadium. Well that is about to change as Atlanta is embarking on an absurd eight matches in 24 days stretch starting on Sunday that includes a six-game home stand. Atlanta currently sit in the sixth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with 36 points from those 24 games played.
  2. The Western Conference standings are extremely tight with only five points separating first (Seattle Sounders) from sixth (FC Dallas). On Saturday second place-in-the-Western Conference Portland Timbers travel to Yankee Stadium to take on second place in the Eastern Conference, New York City FC (2:30 PM, MLS Live and Root Sports in the Northwest). NYCFC are the only squad with anything like a realistic chance to catch Toronto FC for the Supporters’ Shield being six points back with seven to play. Leading MLS MVP candidate, David Villa, was hurt while with the Spanish national team last week and will miss the game.
  3. The Houston Dynamo return to action on Saturday hosting the Colorado Rapids (5:30 PM, MLS Live). BBVA Compass Stadium escaped most of the flooding from Hurricane Harvey and instead has been functioning as a donation-collection center. In fact the donation efforts were so successful that they were at capacity and had to stop taking donations. $5 from every ticket sold for today’s match will be donated to hurricane relief. This will be the Dynamo’s first match since Aug. 23.

From a Sounders Point of View:

With an inordinate amount of cross-conference games this week, the rooting interests are pretty clear.

Go NYCFC, beat Portland!

The San Jose Earthquakes visit Toronto FC on Saturday (2:00 PM. MLS Live). San Jose currently are six points back of the Sounders on the same amount of games played and sit in seventh place in the Western Conference. TFC lead the Supporters’ Shield with 56 points from 27 played. Go Toronto, the Sounders have already proven an MLS Cup can be won there and we might as well put an end to the Goonies.

The Rapids getting an away point in Houston would be good for the Sounders’ chance to win the West. But see point three above, I will be cheering for Houston.

We are firmly cheering for Columbus Crew SC to get a home win on Sunday morning when they host Sporting Kansas City in a game curiously planned to kick off at the same time as the NFL week 1 slate.

Atlanta, how about you open that new stadium with a win and continue FC Dallas’s free fall down the table? FC Dallas have only three points from the last seven played.

National TV Listings:

Chicago Fire v New York Red Bulls

Date/Time: Saturday, 1:00 PM

TV: UniMas

Streaming: Univision Deportes and Facebook

Columbus Crew SC v Sporting Kansas City

Date/Time: Sunday, 10:00 AM

TV: ESPN

Streaming: Watch ESPN

Atlanta United v FC Dallas

Date/Time: Sunday, 12:30 PM

TV: FS1

Streaming: Fox Sports Go

Seattle Sounders v LA Galaxy

Date/Time: Sunday, 6:00 PM

TV: FS1

Streaming: Fox Sports Go

This is your Sounder at Heart MLS Week 27 open gamethread. Watch with us.

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